Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

It’s Sea Otter Awareness Week, and we can’t think of anything more adorable to participate in this weekend. Less cute but just as fun, there’s also a group night run, a Brazilian dance party cruise, the last performances of Bard on the Beach for the year, and the first of this year’s haunted tours.

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Friday September 20

Broadway Across Canada presents RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
What: In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.
Runs Until: Sunday September 22, 2019

Forbidden Vancouver presents Lost Souls of Gastown

Where: Cathedral Square
What: Step inside a world of murder, revenge, and true grit in a dramatic history of Victorian Gastown. Stories of deadly fire and smallpox emerge from the shadows as you venture through cobblestone streets to the shocking finale in this unique performance-theater experience.
Runs Until: Saturday November 30, 2019

Reading The Bones

Where: The Roundhouse
What: Kokoro Dance presents the world premiere of the provocative and primal Reading the Bones, a work distilled from the 33-year history of Kokoro Dance’s butoh-inspired creations. Choreographed by Kokoro Dance co-founders, Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi on five dancers with a 50-year spread in ages, Reading the Bones exploits this generational diversity to offer rich and deep nuances to the performances.
Runs Until: Saturday September 28, 2019

Season Opener: Mahler’s Titan Plus Pieczonka Sings Schubert

Where: Orpheum Theatre
What: The VSO’s 101st Season opens with Canadian international diva Adrianne Pieczonka singing Schubert’s orchestrated lieder including Der Erlkönig (The Elf King) paired with Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 Titan — the Symphony that “changed the genre forever” (The Guardian). Maestro Tausk starts with a new work commissioned from Juno-nominated Bekah Simms, a fresh and brilliant Canadian talent, to open the season.
Runs Until: Saturday September 21, 2019

The Gift

Where: Presentation House Theatre
What: Johnny Aitken never spoke until he was 17 years old. Johnny tells the story of how he came to find his voice, through movement, mask, dance and humour. A powerful tale of overcoming fears.
Runs Until: Saturday September 21, 2019

Ghost

Where: Pacific Coliseum
What: Ghost’s widely acclaimed live performances are known for raising an ungodly ruckus, and that will only be amplified as the band brings its stage production to arenas.  Cardinal Copia and the seven Nameless Ghouls will perform for more than two hours on a striking stage set resembling a medieval cathedral with a backdrop of illuminated stained-glass windows that pay tribute to the three now-departed Papas.

The Ultra Night Run

Where: Stanley Park Pavilion
What: Experience the ultimate night run that combines your fit life with your fun life. Join Michelob ULTRA and Running Room as we light up the night on an ULTRA-lit course with neon lights to guide your way and live DJs to keep you moving. The culmination will be the ultimate in an ULTRA finish line – a post-race celebration in our beer garden featuring live music and ice-cold Michelob ULTRA.

Photo by Dan Steinberg InVision AP Images

Yuk Yuks presents Greg Fitzsimmons

Where: Yuk Yuks
What: Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV.
Runs Until: Saturday September 21, 2019

Brazilian Carnaval Cruise

Where: The Plaza of Nations Marina
What: Don’t miss your chance to experience this amazing energy lifting event. If you haven’t had a chance to go to a Brazilian carnival in Brazil this will give you a taste of what it’s like to be there. We will have a live Brazilian band, DJ, and live performances for you to enjoy and embrace the Brazilian culture on a new exciting and exotic cruise!

Keys N Krates

Where: Fortune Sound Club
What: Dum Dee Dum as legendary Canadian electronic music trio Keys N Krates takeover Happy Ending Fridays, September 20th.

Rolande Souliere: Frequent Stopping IV and V

Rolande Souliere: Frequent Stopping IV and V

Where: Contemporary Art Gallery
What: The multi-media practice of Australia-based Anishinaabe artist Rolande Souliere entangles the visual language of hard-edged geometric abstraction with that of contemporary traffic signage to consider how colonial infrastructures mark both spaces and the people inhabiting them. Her solo exhibition Frequent Stopping IV and V presents new large-scale, site-specific work at the Contemporary Art Gallery’s two public sites: its street level façade and the nearby Yaletown-Roundhouse Station. This exhibition draws from Souliere’s ongoing body of work that creates interventions using caution tape and street barrier patterns in immersive, muscular installations.
Runs until: Friday September 20, 2019


Saturday September 21

Image courtesy of the Vancouver Aquarium

Sea Otter Awareness Week

Where: Vancouver Aquarium
What: What better way to celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week than with the arrival of a brand new sea otter pup? Tazlina was rescued in Alaska and will be joining the Vancouver Aquarium family. Join us in welcoming Taz and help celebrate the most adorable week of the year, with otter-themed programs, shows and activities daily, all week long.
Runs Until: Sunday September 29, 2019

Elton John

Where: Rogers Arena
What: After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape and seen him claim his place as a true global icon, Elton kicks off his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in the U.S. on September 8, 2018. The tour includes three nights in Vancouver and will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, hitting North America, Europe and the Middle East, Asia, South America and Australasia before reaching its conclusion in 2021.
Runs Until: Tuesday September 24, 2019

Oktoberfest

Where: Parallel 49 Brewing Company
What: Gey your lederhosen ready! We’re throwing the Oktoberfest Party of the year and we want you to be there! Join us for pretzels, German-inspired eats, $6 beers, a live polka band, and more!

Li Jian

Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – UBC
What: Li Jian is a Chinese singer. Before beginning his solo career, he was a member of the duo “Shui Mu Nian Hua”. After his departure from the duo in 2002, he began his solo career. To date, he has produced eight albums. He is well known for his song “Chuan Qi” (Legend) which became a huge hit after Chinese diva Faye Wong performed it on the 2010 Spring Gala.

Mother Mother

Where: Malkin Bowl
What: Mother Mother has had a whirlwind decade; garnering seven top 10 singles on the alt rock Canadian charts and 100 million streams and counting on digital platforms. Their most recent release, Dance and Cry saw its first single “Get Up” at #1 on the Canadian alternative charts for seven consecutive weeks.

Nchem?u?s Day

Where: Presentation House Theatre
What: Join in the world’s largest Slahal “Bone Game” for a day of fun, learning and friendly rivalry. No experience? No problem! We’ll teach you how to play this ancient traditional game. Nchem?u?s Day (“people coming together”) is an annual community event welcoming people from all cultures and ages.

Riverfest 2019

Where: Westminister Quay Boardwalk
What: RiverFest 2019 concludes with a full day of fun for the whole family, including the Family Fun Zone inside the FRDC (sponsored by Bosa), live music featuring Juno award winning artists Bobs and Lolo, Artisans on the River (with New West Craft) and the Lucille Johnstone Workboat Parade (sponsored by Ledcor).

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Columbus Crew SC

Where: BC Place
What: Vancouver Whitecaps FC are a Canadian professional soccer team based in Vancouver, British Columbia that competes in Major League Soccer. Join the roaring crowd as the Vancouver Whitecaps FC takes on the Columbus Crew SC on home turf.

Battlefield Fight League

Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver
What: Battlefield Fight League, BC’s premier Mixes Martial Arts organization, brings ‘big show’ quality to local fans.

GETI Fest – Golden Ears Transition Initiative

Where: Maple Ridge City Hall
What: This year’s GETI Fest theme is “Solutions” and will highlight groups, organizations and individuals that are involved in making our community a better place to live, work and play. This will event will include static and interactive displays, music, fun activities and more for the whole family to enjoy.

High Tea on the Sea

Where: Granville Island
What: Join us onboard the MV Carousel for the most exquisite and elegant High Tea Experience in Vancouver. Sit back and enjoy the incredible coastal and city views during your two-hour long cruise on Vancouver’s beautiful waterways. Let us pour you a cup of tea while you unwind to Contemporary Harpist Kyla Egli. Sample 5 teas from around the world with our tea expert from Silk Road Teas and enjoy your favorite with our specialty crafted three-tiered canape tray.

Season Opener: Mahler’s Titan Plus Pieczonka Sings Schubert

Where: Orpheum Theatre
What: The VSO’s 101st Season opens with Canadian international diva Adrianne Pieczonka singing Schubert’s orchestrated lieder including Der Erlkönig (The Elf King) paired with Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 Titan — the Symphony that “changed the genre forever” (The Guardian). Maestro Tausk starts with a new work commissioned from Juno-nominated Bekah Simms, a fresh and brilliant Canadian talent, to open the season.
Runs Until: Saturday September 21, 2019

The Gift

Where: Presentation House Theatre
What: Johnny Aitken never spoke until he was 17 years old. Johnny tells the story of how he came to find his voice, through movement, mask, dance and humour. A powerful tale of overcoming fears.
Runs Until: Saturday September 21, 2019

Photo by Dan Steinberg InVision AP Images

Yuk Yuks presents Greg Fitzsimmons

Where: Yuk Yuks
What: Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV.
Runs Until: Saturday September 21, 2019

Bard on the Beach

Bard on the Beach

Where: Bard on the Beach Festival Site, Vanier Park
What: Bard on the Beach, Western Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festival, welcomes you to join them for their 30th season. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront of Vanier Park, this year’s lineup includes: The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare In Love, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Coriolanus.
Runs until: Saturday September 21, 2019

Image courtesy of the BC Ale Trail

Maple Ridge Ale Trail Launch

Where: Memorial Peace Park, Maple Ridge
What: The launch will be marked by speeches to welcome the newest portion of the BC Ale Trail program, the new Maple Ridge Ale Trail, at a 10:00 am ceremony during the Haney Farmers Market. The event will include information about the Maple Ridge Ale Trail, speeches, food and drink tastings, Haney Farmers Market vendors, entertainment and the annual GETI Fest, 9 am to 2 pm.

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Sunday September 22

CAG presents Maryam Jafri | Automatic Negative Thought

CAG presents Maryam Jafri | Automatic Negative Thought

Where: Contemporary Art Gallery
What: Extending across both of CAG’s two gallery spaces, the exhibition will include the presentation of three recent series of sculptural works alongside a new video work co-commissioned by CAG and Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol in Innsbruck, Austria. The artist explores the ways the body is increasingly experienced as a site of anxiety-fueled narcissism and self-surveillance that is politically and economically produced.
Runs Until: Sunday September 22, 2019

World Rivers Day Celebrations

Where: Burnaby Village Museum
What: World Rivers Day celebrations return to the Burnaby Village Museum on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:30pm with entertainment, demonstrations, displays, tours, plus lots of activities for children and adults. Environmental exhibitors with hand-on activities, demonstrations, and educational sessions will be on-site.

Railtown Tailgate Barbecue

Where: Railtown Café, 397 Railway Street
What: Get your appetites ready because this is our last Tailgate Barbecue of the summer! Railtown chefs and co-owners, Dan Olson and Tyler Day, will once again roll out a custom-built, 12-foot barbecue barrel for the highly anticipated food events, where barbecue-lovers will be able to chow down on perfectly grilled meats and flavourful sides.

Broadway Across Canada presents Rent 20th Anniversary Tour

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
What: In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.
Runs Until: Sunday September 22, 2019

The Polygon | Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age II

Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age II

Where: The Polygon Gallery
What: Organized by Vancouver curator Jenn Jackson, Gilded Age II is Cwynar’s first solo exhibition on the West Coast. The exhibition features recent photographs and two videos, reflecting Cwynar’s interest in the enduring legacies of design and popular imagery in contemporary consciousness. Across Cwynar’s works, found photographs, everyday artefacts, illustrations, notes, and models unfold and challenge enduring systems of value and meaning.
Runs Until: Sunday September 22, 2019

Image: Amy Romer

Tour of The Polygon Gallery in Farsi / تور ها به زبان فارسی

Where: The Polygon Gallery
What: Join us at The Polygon Gallery for a guided tour in Farsi, led by an arts professional. Learn more about the history of the Gallery and the summer exhibitions: Christian Marclay: The Clock, Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age II, Samuel Roy-Bois: Reward Friends, Punish Enemies, Dog Days.

Rivers Day

Where: Allco Fish Hatchery & Rivers Heritage Centre
What: Alouette River Management hosts the Ridge Meadows Rivers Day Celebration at the Allco Fish Hatchery & Rivers Heritage Centre. This fun, family event helps raise awareness of the beautiful streams and rivers in our community and activities include live entertainment, a barbeque, children’s trout fishing pond, environmental displays and lots of activities for children of all ages.

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Ongoing

Bard on the Beach

Bard on the Beach

Where: Bard on the Beach Festival Site, Vanier Park
What: Bard on the Beach, Western Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festival, welcomes you to join them for their 30th season. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront of Vanier Park, this year’s lineup includes: The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare In Love, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Coriolanus.
Runs until: Saturday September 21, 2019

CAG presents Maryam Jafri | Automatic Negative Thought

CAG presents Maryam Jafri | Automatic Negative Thought

Where: Contemporary Art Gallery
What: Extending across both of CAG’s two gallery spaces, the exhibition will include the presentation of three recent series of sculptural works alongside a new video work co-commissioned by CAG and Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol in Innsbruck, Austria. The artist explores the ways the body is increasingly experienced as a site of anxiety-fueled narcissism and self-surveillance that is politically and economically produced.
Runs Until: Sunday September 22, 2019

The Polygon | Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age II

Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age II

Where: The Polygon Gallery
What: Organized by Vancouver curator Jenn Jackson, Gilded Age II is Cwynar’s first solo exhibition on the West Coast. The exhibition features recent photographs and two videos, reflecting Cwynar’s interest in the enduring legacies of design and popular imagery in contemporary consciousness. Across Cwynar’s works, found photographs, everyday artefacts, illustrations, notes, and models unfold and challenge enduring systems of value and meaning.
Runs Until: Sunday September 22, 2019

Elton John

Where: Rogers Arena
What: After more than half a century on the road and an unparalleled career that has redefined the cultural landscape and seen him claim his place as a true global icon, Elton kicks off his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in the U.S. on September 8, 2018. The tour includes three nights in Vancouver and will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, hitting North America, Europe and the Middle East, Asia, South America and Australasia before reaching its conclusion in 2021.
Runs Until: Tuesday September 24, 2019

Shipyards Night Market

Shipyards Night Market

Where: The Shipyards, North Vancouver
What: Fresh food, locally made products, musicians, art and entertainment. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5pm on Friday nights where you will find 100+ vendors selling fresh food and locally made products. The Friday Night Market also includes a beer garden serving local craft beer and cider as well as Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea. You must me 19+ to enter the beer garden. On the Shipbuilders’ Stage there is live music until 10pm, showcasing talent from all over BC.
Runs until: Friday September 27, 2019

West End Summer Market

Where: Jim Deva Plaza
What: We are a group of West End artists, artisans and neighbours working towards a more vibrant community. We are creating opportunities for connection and creative expression. We hope to be more than just a market, we want to be a gathering space for West Enders to support local artists, enjoy local music, participate in community art projects and workshops and meet neighbours!
Runs Until: Saturday September 28, 2019

Summer Social in the Plaza

Where: Oakridge Centre
What: Summer isn’t over yet! From now until the end of September, drop by the Oakridge Canada Line Plaza for some jazzy blues to balloon animals or steel drums to salsa. Eat your lunch and mingle on our outdoor tables and chairs. Available on a first-come first-served basis.
Runs Until: Saturday September 28, 2019

Reading The Bones

Where: The Roundhouse
What: Kokoro Dance presents the world premiere of the provocative and primal Reading the Bones, a work distilled from the 33-year history of Kokoro Dance’s butoh-inspired creations. Choreographed by Kokoro Dance co-founders, Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi on five dancers with a 50-year spread in ages, Reading the Bones exploits this generational diversity to offer rich and deep nuances to the performances.
Runs Until: Saturday September 28, 2019

Image courtesy of the Vancouver Aquarium

Sea Otter Awareness Week

Where: Vancouver Aquarium
What: What better way to celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week than with the arrival of a brand new sea otter pup? Tazlina was rescued in Alaska and will be joining the Vancouver Aquarium family. Join us in welcoming Taz and help celebrate the most adorable week of the year, with otter-themed programs, shows and activities daily, all week long.
Runs Until: Sunday September 29, 2019

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival 2019

Where: Various locations
What: As one of the few celebrated festivals devoted to Flamenco Art outside of Spain, the festival has since its beginnings in 1990 grown to a mature understanding of Vancouver’s multicultural audiences by nurturing the form’s hybridized roots in Sephardic, Persian, Gypsy and Indian cultures and by striving to reflect and connect its diverse sociocultural identity through work narratives underlining flamenco’s universal message of humanistic tolerance.
Runs Until: Sunday September 29, 2019

Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: With more than 130 artworks on view, this exhibition will present the work of Alberto Giacometti, one of the twentieth century’s most renowned and influential artists. Including masterful works in sculpture, painting, drawing and design, it will examine the breadth of Giacometti’s practice while highlighting his place among his contemporaries in Paris and London
Runs until: Sunday September 29, 2019

Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives

Where: Museum of Vancouver
What: This exhibition delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city. Scenic design, videos, taxidermy, crowd-sourcing technologies, and the display of natural specimens breathe life into these tales of co-habitation. The immersive nature of the exhibition, including hands-on activities, encourages visitors to examine their relationship with nature, think about momentarily disconnecting from their devices, and find equilibrium with the natural world around them.
Runs until: Monday September 30, 2019

Butterflies at the Aquarium

Butterflies at the Vancouver Aquarium

Where: The Vancouver Aquarium
What: Step out of British Columbia’s temperate rainforest and into the Amazon’s tropical rainforest when you enter the Graham Amazon Gallery. Discover a wide variety of butterflies, including blue morphos, giant owls and heliconians, as you stroll along the boardwalk. Keen eyes will spy them feeding on nectar, fruit and flowers, camouflaging on tree trunks, courting a mate and hitchhiking on lucky visitors.
Runs until: September 2019

Womxn and Waterways

Where: Bill Reid Gallery
What: Explore the unique connection between womxn and water in the matriarchal societies of the Northwest Coast, with special attention to the roles of child-bearers, healers, and doulas. Artists Richelle Bear Hat (Blackfoot/Cree), Krystle Coughlin (Selkirk), Lindsay Katsitsakataste Delaronde (Mohawk), Alison Marks (Tlingit), Dionne Paul (Nuxalk/Sechelt), Kali Spitzer (Kaska Dena), Marika Echachis Swan (Nuu-chah-nulth), Carrielynn Victor (Sto:lo), Veronica Rose Waechter (Gitxsan) and Water Keeper, Audrey Siegl (Musqueam) will explore water as a crucial element of creation, its historical uses for survival, and contemporary over-consumption as a threat to sensitive coastal ecosystems.
Runs until: Wednesday October 2, 2019

Shake Up: Preserving What We Value

Shake Up: Preserving What We Value

Where: Museum of Anthropology
What: The exhibition will bring to light the convergence of earthquake science and technology with the rich Indigenous knowledge and oral history of the living cultures represented in MOA’s Northwest Coast collection. Beyond scientific discoveries, knowledge of earthquakes and natural disasters has been passed down through generations throughout many cultures, including those of the Northwest Coast First Nations. Also as part of the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to see the majestic poles of the Great Hall undergo conservation, many for the first time in 40 years.
Runs until: Fall 2019

Richmond Night Market

Richmond Night Market

Where: Richmond, BC
What: Stop by for authentically Asian snacks, street food and retailers selling unique accessories and knick-knacks at street-side prices. Some merchants are willing to bargain, so channel your inner negotiator and you’ll leave with a haul. There’s a diverse array of nightly live entertainment ranging from music and dance performances to carnival games and rides.
Runs until: Friday October 4, 2019

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Pacific Theatre presents Mother Of The Maid

Where: Pacific Theatre
What: Isabelle Arc knows what her teenage daughter Joan needs: discipline, a loving husband, and to stop communing with God. As Joan hurtles toward her destiny as the Maid of Orleans, Isabelle must care for the extraordinary child who belongs not just to her, but to all of France.
Runs Until: Saturday October 5, 2019

Steveston Heritage Experience

Steveston Heritage Experience

Where: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
What: The Steveston Heritage Experience leads you back in time on an interactive walking tour, stopping at four celebrated historic attractions — Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, the Steveston Tram, the Steveston Museum, and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Along the way, you’ll hear eye-opening tales of yesteryear village life, as told by a chatty local who seems to have just stepped from the streets of 1914. Carefully chosen food and beverage tastings will be served along the way.
Runs Until: Saturday October 5, 2019

TheatreSports: Back to School

Vancouver TheatreSports presents Back to School TheatreSports

Where: The Improv Centre
What: Get the fall off to a laughing start with some school-themed comedy as Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) honours the beginning of fall with a special improv show dedicated to school days. Back to School TheatreSports takes classic TheatreSports short form improv ‘games’ and adapts them to parody classroom clichés and cliques (some things never change).
Runs Until: Saturday October 12, 2019

Arts Club presents A Thousand Splendid Suns

Where: Stanley Alliance Industrial Stage
What: In this sweeping tale set in war-torn Afghanistan, two women’s lives intersect through fate. The unlikely but extraordinary friendship of Laila and Mariam helps them cope with the tyranny and tumult of life in 1990s Kabul—and leads them to an unforgettable act. A Thousand Splendid Suns, based on the best-selling novel by the author of The Kite Runner, is a haunting yet hopeful story that illuminates the strength of the human spirit.
Runs Until: Sunday October 13, 2019

Shadows, Strings and Other Things: The Enchanting Theatre of Puppets

Where: Museum of Anthropology
What: This enchanting exhibition illustrates the role puppets have played around the world in the transmission of cultural knowledge, stories, and values from generation to generation. Shadows, Strings and Other Things features a broad array of puppets, old and new, from 15 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Visitors will have the opportunity to view more than 250 handcrafted puppets from MOA’s collection — the largest in Western Canada — plus, new acquisitions from China, Brazil, Italy, Java, the UK, and France revealed to the public for the first time. Enter into an immersive and theatrical world for visitors of all ages.
Runs until: Monday October 14, 2019

Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty

Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: The Vancouver Art Gallery presents Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty, the first retrospective of the renowned Canadian artist. Alexander became known for her investigations of the appropriated image, the artificiality of nature and the seduction of space in the 1980s. Extreme Beauty showcases more than eighty works from this artist’s career whose practice includes photography, sculpture, collage and installation.
Runs Until: Sunday October 20, 2019

Lonsdale Farmers’ Market

Where: Lonsdale Quay
What: Stroll the boardwalk and take in ocean and city skyline views from North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Quay while you check out fresh, locally grown produce, delicious baked goods and nifty crafts created by local growers, bakers, and crafters.
Runs Until: Saturday October 26, 2019 (Saturdays)

Forbidden Vancouver presents Lost Souls of Gastown

Where: Cathedral Square
What: Step inside a world of murder, revenge, and true grit in a dramatic history of Victorian Gastown. Stories of deadly fire and smallpox emerge from the shadows as you venture through cobblestone streets to the shocking finale in this unique performance-theatre experience.
Runs Until: Saturday November 30, 2019

The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park

Where: Stanley Park
What: There’s more to Stanley Park than incredible scenery. It’s also recently been home to crime, riots, persecution, political intrigue, class warfare, logging, hunting, disease, military installations, remarkable public art, ecological catastrophes, secret construction mega-projects, poetry, scandal, and murder.
Runs until: Saturday November 30, 2019 (Saturdays)

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Jazz Vespers

Where: First Baptist Church
What: St. Andrew’s Wesley’s Jazz Vespers, is celebrating its 26th Anniversary. Every Sunday from 4-5 PM, you’ll be tapping your toes and clapping your hands to the amazing sounds of local and international jazz giants. It’s an hour of jazz interspersed with reflections on love, faith and hope given by Rev. Dan Chambers or Very Rev. Dr. Gary Paterson.
Runs Until: Sunday December 29, 2019

Samuel Roy-Bois

Samuel Roy-Bois: Reward Friends, Punish Enemies

Where: The Polygon Gallery
What: Reward Friends, Punish Enemies is a site-responsive installation – imagined as an intervention into the architectural space of The Polygon—that invokes histories of resource extraction and the forest industry on the North Shore. Roy-Bois’ rustic, handcrafted aesthetic rubs against the steel-and-glass design of the gallery and the surrounding waterfront developments, upending distinctions between interior and exterior, private and public.
Runs Until: December 30, 2019

How Far Do You Travel

How Far Do You Travel

Where: Select B-Line TransLink busses
What: Five Canadian artists — Diyan Achjadi, Patrick Cruz, Rolande Souliere, Erdem Tasdelen and Anna Torma — are being commissioned to graphically wrap the exterior of a series of articulated buses traveling on major routes in Metro Vancouver.
Runs until: Tuesday December 31, 2019

Emily Carr | Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery

Emily Carr in the Rotunda

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: The Vancouver Art Gallery is home to the finest collection of art by Emily Carr (1871–1945) in the world. Our collection is particularly rich in her forest paintings from the 1930s. This installation in the Gallery’s rotunda reflects Carr’s direct engagement with and great affection for British Columbia’s landscape—for her, a site of artistic and spiritual inquiry. This installation brings together four of Carr’s iconic paintings: Big Raven (1931); Red Cedar (1931); Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky (1935); and Above the Gravel Pit (1937).
Runs Until: Tuesday December 31, 2019

VIFF Screenings

Where: Vancouver International Film Centre
What: Year-round VIFF presents some of the world’s best cinema fused with related talks and events in a unique Films+ model.
Runs Until: Tuesday December 31, 2019

Teatro Intimo Del Flamenco

Teatro Intimo Del Flamenco

Where: The Improv Centre, Granville Island
What: Karen Flamenco brings the glamour and extravagance of a large flamenco dance production onto a small theatrical stage. The one-hour production welcomes audiences of all ages with live traditional flamenco music, dance, storylines, puppetry and magic. With theatre style seating and bistro-style table seats, every audience member will get a close-up and personal experience that is very typical of a traditional Spanish Tablao.
Runs until: Saturday May 1, 2020

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